The Adoration of Jenna Fox

Genre:  Science Fiction

# of Pages:  265

RAC Book:  Yes

Iowa High School Award Winner 2010

Jenna Fox was in a horrible car accident and wakes up a year later in a different part of the country with no memory of the previous year.  She lives with her mom and grandma and her dad is back home.  No one will tell her why they moved or why she has no memories of her life.  They assure her it will take time to recover and remember who she was.  In this book, it is possible to replace organs or create clones, but it is illegal to do so.  As Jenna starts piecing together bits of information that do not make sense she starts to wonder what her parents were willing to do in order to save her.  How far would a parent go to save a dying child?

Students who like Jodi Picoult books will enjoy this one, because it moves quickly and has several twists and turns in the plot.  There are also many moral issues discussed as the society struggles with the previous overuse of antibiotics that have annihilated several species of plants and animals on earth.  What scientific measures are appropriate if the intentions are good?  When does it go too far?  An interesting futuristic story that will leave the reader thinking about the possibilities the future could hold if we do not monitor some of our ways today.

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3 Responses to “The Adoration of Jenna Fox”


  1. 1 Jenn May 24, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    I just picked this one up at the book store, I have been thinking about getting it for a while…I am excited to read it, thanks for the awesome review!

  2. 2 Michelle Reynoso May 24, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    I loved this book! It was a super-fast read and the plot kept revealing new things at every turn. I highly recommend reading this book.

  3. 3 Shannon November 29, 2011 at 2:23 am

    I read this book about a year ago and it was one of the oddest books ive ever read. A very different, and twisted concept yet it works so well in the novel. This is a good sci fi ish novel but the romance in it felt too forced and it didnt work well with the story (or at least thats how i felt)


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